So, tomorrow is 2015, and I’ve been doing some thinking. Soul searching, really.
I was really sick for much of last year (2014), including going in for emergency surgery. But I still got a lot done on my writing. I completed Nanowrimo two days early! And I then wrote another 35k. I’m still working on it, aiming at a 100k first draft.
I had several paintings, including a new one, in an art show in July. And have about 60% of an indie 50’s film in the can.
So, now that I’m much healthier… 2015 will rock!
But I am trying to be reasonable, after all I still have chronic pain, migraines and two crushed vertebrae. Let’s not get cray cray, okay?
So, I have decided to make New Year’s GOALS, not resolutions. Resolutions can be broken, and that’s depressing, and then you give up. GOALS are a direction, a thing to strive for. If you have an off day, you get up, dust off your butt, and keep striving.
So, in no particular order, here are my 2015 goals”
- Finish “Nets to Catch the Wind” to 3rd draft or submission ready.
- Make rough list and schedule for 3 trilogies in the Nets universe. Maybe 2nd draft for book 1 of trilogy 2. (I wrote totally out of order)
- Get Urban Fey and Avalon books to finished first draft. Maybe Cairn Morgan series plotted and outline of next 3 books. Maybe 2nd draft of book 1.
- Get membership to Writers market & Cdn writers market and find agent.
- Edit “Our Pagan Heart” film to 2nd draft, find editor to do polish edit.
- Clean up the clutter! If it isn’t useful, or feeding my soul, out it goes! Get rid of all clothes smaller than a 10, and bigger than a 14.
- Lose weight, try to get back to 135-140lbs. Do this by eating more fish, chicken, lentils, etc. Make more Thai food.
- Read read read. especially my how-to books by writers, research books, etc.
- Be grateful for something every day.
This is a lot of writing. But since the love of my life bought me a 2lb tablet and put my writing programs on it…. I can now write while in town for appointments and errands. So, I will write for 4 hours a day (minimum, or the life of the battery in my tablet with the internet off) at least 4 days a week.
This allows for normal life things, like visiting family and birthdays to be writing-free. No cray cray, remember?